Environmental Planning Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Position Summary

An Environmental Planner position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), to be assigned at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The Environmental Planner will provide support to the Environmental Office in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This position will provide technical expertise at Fort Polk to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for federal actions on the installation. Federal actions may include, but is not limited to, military training, habitat management, and United States Fish and Wildlife Service requirements. The Environmental Planner will work with the NEPA, Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRMP), Threatened and Endangered Species (TES), Maneuver Damage (ManDam), and other programs within the Fort Polk Conservation Branch. This position will work with other CEMML employees as well as Federal employees in a collaborative setting to ensure compliance with Federal regulations by researching and writing NEPA documents, serving on interdisciplinary teams, coordinating with Federal entities to evaluate proposed actions, and conducting independent field surveys, among other responsibilities.

Required Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

  • BS/BA in environmental science, natural resource management, or related field is required.
  • Two years of experience working in a natural resources field.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous field work in weather extremes, notable high heat and humidity on rugged terrain is required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing guidelines.
  • Experience with environmental analysis preparation for Environmental Impact Statements, environmental Assessments, Records of Environmental Consideration and Categorical Exclusion documents.
  • Diversity of experience within different natural resource fields
  • Experience with technical writing and oral presentation.
  • Experience in environmental monitoring and analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Experience working with ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Experience with field data.
  • Experience working within military or federal land management units.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category NEPA Environmental Compliance Duty/Responsibility

  • Research and write NEPA documents, including Records of Environmental Consideration and Environmental Assessments.
  • Serve on interdisciplinary teams to produce highly complex Environmental Impact Statements.
  • Coordinate with Fort Polk, U.S. Forest Service and other representatives, evaluate proposed actions for potential environmental impacts, independently determine the level of analysis required, conduct the analysis, and prepare appropriate level of NEPA documentation (EA, EIS, REC).
  • Communicate with CEMML project manager and provide deliverables.

Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Field Inspection & Analysis Duty/Responsibility

  • Conduct independent field inspections for the installation’s maneuver damage monitoring and repair program, determine severity of training damages and recommend remedial actions.
  • Independently inspect project sites to determine if mitigation commitments are implemented and maintained.
  • Conduct spatial analyses and develop maps and data summaries using a Geographic Information System.

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain, track, and prepare status reports on all Fort Polk NEPA actions.

Percentage Of Time 15%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than March 18, 2018 for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

  1. Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
  5. Please upload any license or certifications you have obtained which pertain to this position in the optional ‘Licenses/Certifications’ slot

References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick, WCNR_HR@mail.colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.